Help your readers practice their S-blend skills with fun, interactive Google Slides word-building activities.
Digital Phonics Instruction – Skill Building for S-Blends
Do you have students that are struggling with the S-blends (sn, sp, sw, sc, sh, sk, sl)? Are your students still trying to sound out the beginning and ending consonant sounds? This activity will help students use the S-blends in words to help them truly grasp how they are spelled.
This S-blends Interactive Google Slides activity is an engaging, fun way to practice using the correct S-blends (sl, sk, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, and sc) to spell different words. Students are given an image stimulus and must drag and drop the correct blend to build the word. Then students will type the word as well.
The resource contains 20 S-blend word slides.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your phonics lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided reading groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Provide students with one to one assistance if possible.
Allow students to reference a sound wall or anchor chart to assist with identifying the sounds of the different blends.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Encourage fast finishers to write sentences with the blends, or identify other words that contain the same sounds.
🧑🏫 Group Learning
Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Click the Download button to download the Google Slides resource.
Assign this interactive activity in Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode. Students click/drag/drop to spell words using S-blends..
Alternatively, print the slides to use them for your:
- Spelling center
- Lesson warm-ups
- End of the day wrap-ups
- Fast finisher activities
- Homework assignments
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